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Published on June 10th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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Random Music News for Friday, June 10, 2016

Off to Winnipeg to visit the folks tonight. I’ve packed lots of mosquito repellant.

  1. The indie music sector is really, really important to the health of the industry. Here’s how important.
  2. Here’s a way we may end up with more music in movies.
  3. Worth repeating: Why the only rock musician anyone will remember in 100 years will be Chuck Berry.
  4. Drowning Pool wants to jam with this 82-year-old dude. (Via Tom)
  5. This wooden speaker “mimics the sound of vinyl.” (Via Andrew)
  6. Wanna watch Bieber lose a fistfight in Cleveland?
  7. Here’s a musical I’d watch. It involves Wu-Tang Clan, Martin Shkreli and Bill Murray. Seriously.
  8. Tom Morello says Prophets of Rage will record new music.
  9. Someone else besides me is asking “What happened to the protest song?”
  10. Did you get onstage during U2’s Innocence + Experience tour? Is this you?
  11. What does Troy Carter’s move to Spotify mean for the music industry? Maybe more than we think.
  12. So what does the global landscape look like as far as radio, music and other media are concerned? I’m glad you asked.



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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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